My son is strong in math and science. He has the grades in AP classes and test scores for MIT, Harvard, etc. While he had been interested in an Engineering school, he recently decided he would rather go to an Arts and Science school instead of an Applied school. He choose Cornell, MIT, Harvard, and Chicago as the schools to receive his free set of ACT scores.
He really likes Cornell, and he would fit in well at Chicago according to what I read here (except for the urban part). He realizes its likely he may NOT be accepted into any of the schools of this caliber that he applies to, despite his scores, ECs, etc.
So, given that real possibility, we would appreciate suggestions for appropriate safety schools given his ability and interests?